Electronics Engineer-Generalist

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Organization: Engineering
Posting Requirement: External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 102599
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 1 (SES.1) / Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)
Date Posted: August 08 2017

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Electrical/Electronics Engineers. You will contribute to the engineering and development of new and advanced detector and target diagnostic technologies for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). You will provide support to the development of innovative instruments to advance the goals of the National Ignition Facility/Inertial Confinement Fusion (NIF/ICF) and High Energy Density Science (HEDS) programs. Technology areas include streak cameras, high speed gated imagers, solid state imaging systems, radiation detection, optical sensors, and high-speed transient digitizers. This position is in the Laser Systems Engineering & Operations (LSEO) Division, within the Engineering Directorate.

These positions will be filled at either the SES.1 or SES.2 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Participate in the conceptual design of diagnostic systems, test prototypes, and development of new target diagnostics.
- Apply standard technical and/or theories, concepts, and techniques to a wide variety of hardware design and analysis projects.
- Generate engineering solutions to problems of limited complexity that require the evaluation of readily identifiable factors.
- Prepare supporting safety and engineering documentation and participate in engineering design reviews.
- Participate in engineering testing operations, analyze results, and write reports.
- Interface with immediate supervisors, and project leads or other exempt professionals in the group or division to complete various projects.
- Work independently as well as a part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Provide engineering solutions to resolve moderately complex technical and programmatic issues.
- Perform independent technical analysis to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues.
- Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on analysis of multiple, largely identifiable factors.

- Bachelor’s (BS) degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or other technical area, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Fundamental knowledge in designing optical, x-ray, neutron, or gamma ray diagnostic hardware.
- Fundamental knowledge in the design, fabrication, installation, testing and operation of instrumentation systems.
- Experience with sensor integration, calibration, and signal analysis techniques.
- Experience with commercially available imaging diagnostic systems.
- Possess the fundamental knowledge necessary to use independent judgment to solve problems, while adhering to defined practices and procedures.
- Experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
In Addition at the SES.2 Level
- Experience identifying, defining, and solving multi-disciplinary problems in a timely, cost effective manner.
- Comprehensive knowledge of engineering electronics design, operation, or testing processes and ability to meet schedule and deliverables for multiple concurrent projects with a range of priorities.
- Experience in prototype development and testing, as well as electronics design and analysis.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with high-power lasers and optical systems engineering.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  This listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.